The world is full of problems. Life is hard. People are hurting. But we can help.
Even if we cannot be on the front lines to help others, we can support those who are. Through our talents and our gifts and our prayers we can help those who are helping others.
Our part may be small, but it is far from insignificant.
Operation Underground Railroad
Crab Apple Books has chosen Operation Underground Railroad as the first charity to support financially. This organization--started by former CIA/DHS--exists to rescue children from sex trafficking around the world.
The following is from their website:
Since being founded in December 2013, we've gathered the world's experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. O.U.R.'s Ops Team consists of former CIA, past and current law enforcement, and highly skilled operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts. These operations are always in conjunction with law enforcement throughout the world.
Once victims are rescued, a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrators and recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors begins.
It is time for private citizens and organizations to rise up and help. It is our duty as a free and blessed people.
O.U.R. salutes our nation's law enforcement officers and prosecutors at the federal, state and local levels who protect our country's children. Law enforcement professionals skillfully investigate, arrest and prosecute those who violate children. Our nation's police efforts to protect children in the U.S. are light years ahead of many, if not all other countries. O.U.R. acknowledges the expertise and extraordinary work done by these dedicated men and women who bravely battle the scourge of child sexual exploitation. O.U.R. shares the mission to save children and seek justice for those who victimize them, therefore O.U.R. is committed to enhancing law enforcement efforts by providing resources where budget shortfalls prohibit a CSAM (child sexual abuse material), child exploitation or human trafficking operation from going forward. O.U.R. will also provide or facilitate child exploitation investigative training in U.S. jurisdictions where a need exists. Collaborating with law enforcement will reduce duplication, promote best practices and avoid other potential issues which might arise without close coordination. O.U.R. is privileged and honored to support our nation's heroes in this important cause to deter, disrupt and dismantle child exploitation and the trafficking of children in our nation's communities.
We chose to use a paraphrase of John 14:31 on this mug design: "Rise up, let us be on our way."
While we acknowledge that all our customers are not Christian, we felt this was a sentiment that would still resonate with all who want to help this cause.
How We Are Helping
A mug may seem like a little thing, insignificant when compared to the atrocities we seek to stop. But we do what we can and we help as we are able.
100% of the profits from the sale of these mugs are donated to O.U.R.
We make nothing off these sales. All money goes to help save these children.
If you would like to donate directly to Operation Underground Rescue, you can do so here.